According to a study about "The Bright Side of Positive Perceptual Bias: Children's Estimations of Network Centrality and Aggression," kids who overestimate their popularity are less likely to be bullies compared to those who underestimate or view more exact judgments of their social status.
The researchers observe that there could be various reasons why students who overestimate their popularity do not feel the need to bully others. The study will be presented at the at the American Sociological Association's 108th Annual Meeting in New York City on August 10.
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Children Who Overestimate Their Popularity Less Likely to be Bullies